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Snail venom could knock out pain – and opioid addiction - New Atlas

With an epidemic of addiction to opioid painkillers on the rise, researchers say they've found an alternative for pain relief from an unlikely source – a small snail found in the Caribbean Sea. Scientists from the University of Utah say the little cone ...and more »

Sea Snail Venom Could Provide a New, Long-Lasting Alternative to Opioid Painkillers - ScienceAlert

A compound found in the venom of sea snails has been discovered to block pain, and does so by targeting a different molecular pathway to that used by opioid painkillers. With estimates that more than 90 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose ...and more »

An alternative to opioids? Compound from marine snail is potent pain reliever - Phys.Org

The compound (RgIA) in the study was obtained from the venom of Conus regius, the royal cone. Credit: My Huynh. A tiny snail may offer an alternative to opioids for pain relief. Scientists at the University of Utah have found a compound that blocks ...and more »

Tiny sea snail venom found to contain powerful non-opioid painkiller - SlashGear

Opioid painkillers are up to the task of tackling pain, but they also come with a terrible side effect: a very high potential for severe addition that can be hard to break. The medical community has long sought alternatives to opioids that would be as ...and more »

Sea Snail Venom Could Be Efficacious Painkiller - Laboratory Equipment

The compound (RgIA) in the study was obtained from the venom of Conus regius, the royal cone. Photo: My Huynh. Researchers continue to look for painkiller substitutes amid the opioid epidemic, which kills a growing number of thousands of Americans ...and more »

Snail venom provides a new way to treat chronic pain - Engadget

The Conus regius' venom is bad news for its prey, and it's been proven harmful to humans as well. For instance, a 2009 clinical case describes a diver who had trouble moving his arm for 12 hours after an attack. However, scientists from the University ...and more »

Venom From A Caribbean Sea Snail Offers Long Lasting Pain Relief -

UTAH, USA, Thursday February 23, 2017 – The venom of a small snail native to the Caribbean could be used to develop a completely new way of treating chronic pain, according to researchers. The venom of the Conus regius sea snail, which is normally used ...and more »

Sea Snail Venom Shows Promise As Opioid Alternative For Pain Relief -

The sea snail venom compound relieved pain in rats for up to 72 hours after injection. Image: Conus Regius. Photo via Zsnapper/ Wikipedia. Sponsored ad. Researchers have found that a compound from snail venom can provide long-lasting relief from pain ...and more »

Scientists find potential opioid alternative in a snail - AOL News

Opioids have given a great deal of relief to those in chronic pain, but their rampant abuse has ushered in a large-scale crisis. Researchers at the University of Utah say they have found hope for an alternative treatment in a snail. Baldomero Olivera ...and more »

Potent compound in snail venom could be painkiller to end opioid epidemic - International Business Times UK

A compound extracted from the venom of a small marine snail may act as a potent painkiller, scientists have found. It could provide a solution to the current opioid epidemic that is currently devastating the US. Recent estimates by the CDC indicate ...and more »